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Privacy Statement

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Idaho Department of Health and Welfare public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare does not read any of your private online communications.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare collects and uses your personal information to operate the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and its affiliates. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, in order to determine what Idaho Department of Health and Welfare services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Idaho Department of Health and Welfare or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Idaho Department of Health and Welfare pages, or register with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare site or services, a cookie helps Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at matthew.clark@dhw.idaho.gov. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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